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This page was last edited on 22 October , at This is usually done in the case of recurrent infection or because of the presence of an anal sac adenocarcinoma , a malignant tumor. Anal sac expression should be performed to maintain the dog's hygiene, for instance if the fluid leaks spontaneously and to eliminate discomfort. The anal glands are located in the wall of the anal canal. Impacted anal glands can be identified by the material usually being very thick, most times gritty or not being able to express anal sacs altogether without serious pain or damage. This may cause discomfort as the full anal sac pushes on the anus.